Cuba opens medical investigation into the death of reggaeton player El Dany

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Allegations denounce negligence. Daniel Muñoz Borrego, of the Yomil and El Dany duo, died on Saturday, July 18, at the age of 31 in a Havana hospital due to an “acute cardiovascular event.”

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EFE

A commission of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) will investigate the circumstances of the death of the popular reggaetonist Daniel Alejandro Muñoz Borrego, known as El Dany, after people close to the singer publicly attributed the death to alleged medical negligence.

Muñoz Borrego, half of the urban music duo Yomil and El Dany, died last Saturday, July 18, at the age of 31 in a Havana hospital due to an “acute cardiovascular event,” according to a note released on Monday, December 20. July by the Minsap.

The young man had been admitted since July 12 “for presenting a clinical picture of peripheral neurological manifestations,” said the statement, which explains that “the institution carried out the corresponding complementary studies and received treatment according to the diagnosis made by the doctors who assisted him. “

According to the Minsap, a commission made up of high-level specialists will study the causes that led to the death of the musician, although the results will only be released “if the family considers it appropriate.”

Unknown about the autopsy

The note does not specify whether the artist’s body was autopsied before its burial, an issue that has also caused speculation.

A day after the death of Muñoz Borrego, his duet partner, Roberto (Yomil) Hidalgo, assured in a video published on his Instagram account that his friend died of “medical negligence” and that he had gone to the hospital for pain in his lower extremities.

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Hidalgo, visibly affected at the time of recording the video, did not provide specific details to support his claim.

Friends, musicians and followers of El Dany expressed their dismay at his death through social networks and have launched a proposal to establish July 18 as the “Day of urban music in Cuba”.

Many of them paid tribute to him on Saturday night in a corner of the popular neighborhood of Centro Habana where he used to play basketball and also went to say goodbye to him at the Colón Cemetery in the Cuban capital.

Rising career

Daniel Muñoz Borrego was studying Medicine in Havana when he first joined Hidalgo in 2009 to form DpuntoD, a project that ended two years later.

In 2015 they would return to work together, as Yomil and El Dany, a duo of traptón -fusion of trap and reggaeton- that would become one of the best exponents of the urban music scene in Cuba.

His success in the mix of hip-hop, electronic rhythm, dance and Cuban son spread outside the island and his album “Overdose” was at the top of sales in the summer of 2016.

In 2017 they were nominated for a Billboard Latin Music Award.

The duo’s work extended beyond the limits of the urban genre and they collaborated with artists such as troubadour Amaury Pérez, as well as sharing with Cuban music legend Omara Portuondo and the Buena Fe duo on the song Música Vital.

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